Saturday, August 6, 2011

Something Good

Magic words for happy living.  Say them.  Right now.  With no plan for making it so.  Say

"Something good is going to happen today"

Then let your heart and mind be open to the possibility.  Something good is going to happen today.  I don't yet know what that will be.  Yet it's an uncertainty I can live with.

Isn't it always the "not knowing" that we find unsettling as adults?  We feel a constant need to produce outcomes, a need to plan, prepare and organize.  A need to take control of our lives.  Planning is our way of seeing the future.  We create expectations and execute the actions toward meeting a goal or deadline.  This is the training we have been programmed to act out.

Even though I am the inventor of Knees and Paws, I don't see myself as an executive.  And executive executes.  Execute conjures images of execution, of hangings in the wild west or of medieval France and the guillotine.

It's true that sometimes I entertain a fantasy in which I wear beautiful business attire and work among professionals in a climate controlled office with big windows and potted plants.  In this vision I have an office with my name on the door and a wastebasket that the housekeeper never has to empty because I remember being the housekeeper once.

Something good is going to happen today.  I won't be walking into the fantasy office.  It's Saturday.  Today I get to enjoy our comfy home with my beautiful children.  I am blessed with time to work on creative projects and to write this blog.  I might take a walk or catch a double feature at the drive in theater.  I'm not really sure how everything will unfold.

Something good is already happening. 

You are here.


  1. What a lovely mantra with which to greet each new day! And, yes, in life it really is often our very own attitude that determines how our day progresses. When we feel irritable and grumpy, we invariably have a horrible day. The converse is true, too. When we are happy and light-hearted, we have a good day. By actively choosing to look forward to something good happening, we attract that energy towards us and something good does happen, even if it isn't of the bells and whistles kind! It's those quiet, simpler kinds of goodness that really put the sparkle in life for us. As you say, spending quality time with your beautiful children in the comfort and privacy of your own home equates with the very best of days! It does in my books, too! Time with loved ones is both precious and priceless!

    Big hug,
    Des xoxo

  2. I have my little times of fantasy as well and I enjoy those times even though it may be somewhat out of character. This was a good post, let me know if anything else happened that was good.

  3. lovely thought to start the day with! thanks for sharing it.

    i do try to start each day out looking for the positive but (of course) not always successful. i don't let life kick me too far down before i bounce back, though. it's always better to look on the positive side of things.

  4. I've left you a little blog love over at my place.

  5. Ok something good is going to happen for me today and not yesterday since yesterday was ended up being a shit day so today has to be better......I am thinking positive and hoping for the best.......

  6. I love you positive outlook! Something good is going to happen!:).

  7. Oh it is so important to remember we bring in with our mental visions what goodness comes our way. If we don't open up ourselves to goodness it can be staring us in the face and we never see it. I'll be reminding myself of that today...


  8. Oh, I sometimes feel hard to put myself forward-looking way mental condition.
    Yes,I will try to have "Something good is going to happen today" vision. I think it is important for the person with my age. I wish I will make wonderful things happen with my retired husband in our placid life.
    Hope you are having precious Sunday with your family.
    Hugs xoxo, Orchid.

  9. Hi Jenny. That's a lovely thought for us to wake up to each day - "something good is going to happen today." I am going to try it my friend. Like you, I have so many blessings to be grateful for. I am looking out onto the garden as I type this, and can see the beautiful flowers and the wonder of nature all around me, so something good has happened already!


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